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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
240 AM EDT FRI MAY 1 2015

...APRIL 2015 WAS THE HOTTEST ON RECORD FOR TALLAHASSEE...

...APRIL WAS WETTER THAN NORMAL FOR TALLAHASSEE...

THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR APRIL RECORDED AT THE
TALLAHASSEE REGION AIRPORT WAS 73.9 DEGREES, OR 7.8 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL. THIS PLACES APRIL 2015 AS THE HOTTEST APRIL ON RECORD FOR
TALLAHASSEE. THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED DURING THE MONTH WAS
91 DEGREES ON THE 8TH WHICH TIED THE RECORD HIGH FOR THAT DAY. THE
LOWEST TEMPERATURE WAS 55 DEGREES ON THE 30TH WHICH WAS THE ONLY DAY
DURING THE MONTH WHERE THE AVERAGE DAILY TEMPERATURE WAS BELOW
NORMAL. THE MAIN REASON THAT THIS APRIL SAW MUCH ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WAS DUE TO THE MINIMUM TEMPERATURES AVERAGING 12.7
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE NO OTHER TEMPERATURE RECORDS TIED
OR BROKEN DURING THE MONTH.

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE 5 HOTTEST APRIL`S ON RECORD:

1 73.9  2015
2 72.3  2002
3 72.1  1948, 1967
5 72.0  1954

RAINFALL AT THE TALLAHASSEE REGIONAL AIRPORT FOR APRIL MEASURED 4.27
INCHES, OR 1.21 INCHES ABOVE NORMAL. THERE WERE 12 DAYS WITH
MEASURABLE RAINFALL DURING THE MONTH WHICH WAS 5 ABOVE NORMAL. THE
GREATEST AMOUNT IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD WAS 2.02 INCHES ON THE 19TH
THROUGH THE 20TH. THERE WERE 10 DAYS WITH THUNDER AT THE AIRPORT
WHICH WAS 6 ABOVE NORMAL. THE PEAK WIND GUST WAS 49 MPH FROM THE
WEST ON THE 20TH.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MAY FROM THE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER CALLS FOR AN
ENHANCED CHANCE OF EXPERIENCING BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE
NORMAL RAINFALL. THE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURE FOR MAY IS 74.3 AND
NORMAL RAINFALL IS 3.47 INCHES.

$$

BARRY


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